DELPHOS — At age 64, Don Huysman has spent most of his life eating lunches in the Delphos St. John’s High School cafeteria. Fifty-three years actually: 12 as a student and 41 as teacher or principal.
HARROD — Chris Blanchard, of Harrod, received his rank of Eagle Scout on Feb. 12. He is the son of Rick and Becky Blanchard.
LIMA — City Council will see legislation Monday authorizing part of a renovation at Lima Municipal Court.
LIMA — The Ohio Energy & Advanced Manufacturing Center had a chance this week to return the favor of hosting.
LOS ANGELES — Robert Greenberg got tired of hearing from senior engineers that it wasn't possible to build his product idea: a bionic eye that gives sight to the blind.
When states, including Ohio, deregulated the utility industry, competition among utility companies skyrocketed as each scrambled for new territory and profit opportunities. Some of the marketing techniques used by certain utility brokers have come into question and raised the ire of consumers. It is in this environment that scammers have sneaked in to take advantage of people's confusion over who should be their utility company, how much it will cost and who pays the bill.
LIMA - The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced the location of a previously announced OVI checkpoint today.
LIMA — The Lucas Oil 4-Wheel Jamboree, at the Allen County Fairgrounds for the 28th consecutive year, is an attraction unlike any other to visit Lima.
FORT JENNINGS — The Jennings school board will hold a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The board will meet in the high school library.
WEST LIBERTY — The Hardin County Republican Party will join Logan and Hancock counties for a Tri-County family picnic from 4 to 6 p.m. June 23 at the West Liberty Lions Park.
LIMA — Girl Scouts of Western Ohio will hold Day Camp from 9 a.m. to noon June 3-6 at the Lima Girl Scout Center-Duffy Lodge.
LIMA — Paul Swartz, president of Swartz Contracting, announced there will be a firefighter education program from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 1 at the UAW Ford Rhodes State Training Center, 1150 Bible Road.
ST. MARYS — The Joint Township District Hospital Foundation recently awarded two $500 scholarships to hospital employees pursuing a degree in the health care field. The recipients were Krista Koch and Michelle Archer.
LIMA — The Bradfield Community Center will offer a summer program for incoming first- through sixth-graders. The program runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 10 to 28 and July 8 to 26.
LIMA — Temple Christian sixth-grader Anna Acklin spent this year using a school-issued iPad in class and at home. She considered herself lucky, until learning kindergartners at her school will get iPad Minis next year.
GOMER — An Elida High School graduate who documented his alma mater before it closed is back with another tribute to the former Gomer building.
LIMA — If the Blue Caboose is open, it must be tourism season in Allen County.
LIMA — Anheuser-Busch has purchased Lima’s C&G Distributing Co. Inc., the two companies announced Friday.
LIMA — In the midst of massive, rapid health care changes, St. Rita’s Health Partners is consolidating some jobs and eliminating others in areas not related to direct patient care.
OTTAWA — The 17-year-old Ottawa boy who led police to the bodies of two brothers has been charged with two counts of aggravated murder in connection with their deaths.
LIMA — The man who crashed his car through the Sharon Dairy King in 2012 will face up to three years in prison when he is sentenced in July.
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ALLEN COUNTY - The Ohio State Highway Patrol will operate a checkpoint to look for drivers operating a vehicle while intoxicated in Allen County on Saturday night. The location of the checkpoint will be announced Saturday morning.
LIMA — It’s not only monster truck time this weekend; it’s monster traffic jam time.
OTTAWA — Authorities have said little about last week's killing of two brothers in Ottawa, but sheriff's dispatch records and their mother's call to the agency begin to tell the tale.
OTTAWA — Construction to widen Road 5 is expected to begin May 28, according the Putnam County Engineer’s Office.
LIMA — Wildlife officials can track another generation of a threatened bird species after visiting a nest atop one of Lima’s tallest buildings on Thursday.
LIMA — Local officials and citizens got a lesson in public records and open meetings law Thursday, courtesy of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.
COLUMBUS — The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved Wednesday construction authorization from the Ohio Rail Development Commission for the installation of flashing lights and gates in Auglaize and Shelby counties.
PUTNAM COUNTY — Putnam County Habitat for Humanity received a $5,064 grant from Paulding Putnam Electric Trust.
LIMA — A Lima teen died in a car-motorcycle accident Wednesday night, according to the Lima Police Department reported.
FORT JENNINGS - Students in grades K-12 at Fort Jennings were given a historical walking tour of their community on Thursday. The event was coordinated by the Fort Jennings Historical group. Members of the group stopped at various sites around town and used old photos taken from the same angle as the stations to show and talk about what used to be there.
Police calls as of 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16 from the Lima Police Department:
“Star Trek” has shown up in many incarnations since the original TV series created by Gene Roddenberry debuted in 1966. This summer’s “Star Trek Into Darkness” is the 12th movie in the franchise, which also includes five live-action and one animated TV series. The Star Trek universe is indeed large. Think you know your way around? Try this quiz to find out.
I dread being the bearer of bad news, especially in an uncertain economy, questionable employment gains and high allergen levels, but here it goes: Jell-O salad is dead.
WAPAKONETA —Wapakoneta High School junior Dustin Jarrett knows what it is like to feel depressed and think about suicide. He also knows how it feels to get help.
Four area high school seniors have been awarded Edward A. and Ettie M. Rieman scholarships for 2013. The awards of $1,000 each are presented by the Putnam County Educational Service Center to outstanding graduates of any Putnam County High school.
Ottawa-Glandorf Rotary Club has chosen Kevin Bellman as the recipient of the Putnam County 2013 Community Service Award. They are presenting the award to Bellman today, Wednesday, May 15, during a special program held during the Rotary Club meeting.
Conservative Ohio groups more than a year ago raised the alarm that the Internal Revenue Service was holding up their applications for tax-exempt status, leading U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, to request the audit that led to the IRS's admission that it targeted Tea Party-related groups for close scrutiny.
See photos from area proms, including Bath and Delphos St. John's from this weekend.
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Shawnee Township firefighters were called to a house fire shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday.
The fire at 1505 Walnut Court was said to be a small fire. Occupants of the home escaped without injury, a police dispatcher said.
The home is owned by Terrell E. Bagley and valued at $103,700, according to Allen County Auditor records.
LIMA — A man was arrested late Wednesday afternoon and accused of shooting at another man, a Lima police officer reported.
COLUMBUS — A trip to Washington, D.C., for a group of Bath Middle School students was delayed Wednesday morning when the bus carrying them was involved in a minor traffic accident.
OTTAWA – Tears were often mixed with smiles as the antics of the Blaine and Blake Romes were recalled during an emotional funeral service Wednesday morning at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
LIMA — Four bridges in Allen County will have stricter load limits because of concrete and steel deterioration, the County Engineer’s Office has determined.
CONTINENTAL – A relentless, 64-year-old swimmer has been selected for the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame.